New Business Statistics

Number of new employee firms and closures by year
Year New Businesses Closed Businesses Bankruptcies
2014 514,332 e 548,159 e 55,250 e
2013 502,136 e 593,236 e 59,256 e
2012 520,780 e 621,074 e 61,250 e
2010 563,420 675,034 65,250
2009 552,600 660,900 60,837
2008 626,400 663,900 43,546
2007 668,395 592,410 28,322
2006 670,058 599,333 19,695
2005 644,122 565,745 39,201
U.S. Business Statistics Data
Total number of businesses in United States 26,500,000
Number of firms with employees 5,400,000
Number of firms without employees 21,100,000
Percent of businesses with fewer than 500 employees 99.7 %
Number of nonfarm private sector workers in the US 120,900,000

The U.S. has always tried to be the land of opportunity, giving any citizen the right to start a business and grow it as large as their dreams can take them. Some years have been better than others and the risks of starting your own business can be high but the rewards can be well worth it. With over half a million new businesses starting each year and almost an equal amount closing the economy needs new fresh ideas from young entrepreneurs to help carry it through the next decade.

Statistic Verification
Source: Small Business Association, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau
Research Date: August 12th, 2015

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